Save the Date!
May 17 – May 26, 2024
The Friends of the Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete (INSTAP SCEC) presents the 1st MINOTAGE* wine tour, an eight-night program of archaeological sites and wineries on the island of Crete. The tour will emphasize both Minoan civilization and modern Cretan wines that are its legacy. You will walk the ancient sites where Minoan viticulture was born with leading archaeologists including Tom Brogan (Director of the INSTAP SCEC) and Kostas Chalikias (Assistant Director of INSTAP), as well as guest specialists. Discover five exemplary vineyards with structured tastings of their legacy wines by archaeologist and wine writer Al Leonard, designed to bring out the very best of what the island is producing today. Enjoy excellent meals and wines at specially chosen restaurants, and luxurious accommodations at two locations in Crete. This all-inclusive tour is managed by the Eos Study Tours team, who have planned and directed for over 20 years all AIA Tours, the travel program of the Archaeological Institute of America. The tour will depart in May 17, 2024 and will be limited to a small group. You are encouraged to express your interest in learning more about this tour by calling 800-856-8951 (9am-5pm ET) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, The detailed brochure is available here.
MINOTAGE is designed to inspire the next generation of scholars through the fellowship and internship programs of INSTAP SCEC.
*MINOTAGE (Minoan Meritage) combines the term “merit” (the quality of grapes) with “heritage” (the centuries-old traditions of winemaking) that we have inherited from the Minoans, Europe’s first great civilization.